My Spring Favourites: Blush

Favorite Spring Blush with Dior Rosy Glow Charlotte Tilbury H&M Pure Radiance and Zoeva Luxe colour Blush

I don’t know about you, but I am very happy spring is finally here. The weather is still a little hesitant, but that hasn’t stopped me from yearning for spring polishes, nude lipstick, and some new clothes.

To honour spring, I’ll be doing something a little different this week by showing you all of my spring favourites. I’ll walk you through my top picks in polishes, lipsticks, skincare, and foundations for this lovely season, but will start with a look at my quintessential spring blushes.

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This Season’s hottest eye shadow: Moss it Over

HM High Impact Eye Colour in Moss it Over Green (1)

I am usually a neutral kinda girl when it comes to my eye shadow. Browns, beige tones, and perhaps a hint of pink here and there are definitely my safe zone. I rather surprised myself with a longing for a green eye shadow when fall came around and I ended up purchasing a solo shadow from the new H&M Beauty Department: Moss it Over.

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Dusty Rose: H&M Pure Velvet Cream Blusher

H&M Dusty Rose Pure Velvet Cream Blusher

I know, I know…I keep talking about the new H&M Beauty collection. I was just very excited about this affordable range when it launched and I want to share the products that work and the ones that don’t. So far the collection has been performing well, but let’s see how the Pure Velvet Cream Blusher does.

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Top Autumn Make-up Picks

fall makeup favorites by chanel, charlotte tilbury, H&M, catrice, essence

All of this talk of autumn and the distinct chilly weather of the last couple of days has inspired me to go through my makeup stash and exchange my summery neutrals for more fall appropriate colors. Let’s have a look at the products I have been wearing a lot. If you are interested in reading more about the product or want to see swatches of the products, simply click on the links.

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Alluring Apricot: H&M Pure Radiance Powder Blusher

H&M is one of my favorite stores for affordable fashion and accessories, but their beauty department was always a little underwhelming. The arrival of the New H&M Beauty Department hasn’t simply plugged this gap in their collection, but reset the bar for the packaging of budget beauty brands: this collection looks amazing and so much more expensive than it actually is. The hexagon compact of the blusher’s are the standout of the collection, so I will start my series of reviews with the Pure Radiance Powder Blusher.

HM Pure Radiance Powder Blusher Apricot budget blush

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The new H&M Beauty Department

H&M happens to be one of my favorite stores for basics and accessories, but their recently launched Beauty Department means I will now have to visit regularly for makeup and polish as well. The entire H&M beauty range has been updated and repackaged and the result is absolutely fabulous.

new H&M beauty department makeup nail polish hm

The collections contains makeup, body and hair care products as well as beauty accessories. I picked up a bunch of different goodies (almost all makeup) as I simply couldn’t resist the amazing color range and breathtaking packaging. I will show you what I have bought in this post as an introduction to the range, you can expect full reviews including swatches to pop up on the blog soon.

new H&M beauty department makeup nail polish

Let’s start with the only non-makeup item I managed to sneak in my bag: the Get a Grip Dry Hairspray. I decided on the travel size, which contains 50 ml and costs €3.99. It promises maximum hold, shine and volume…challenge accepted.

new H&M beauty department makeup nail polish hmThe standout items in this collection when it comes to the packaging are the blushes in their pretty hexagon packaging. These simply look so much more expensive than €7.99 each. The Pure Radiance Powder Blusher in the black compact is the color apricot: a delicate peach. After a lot of debate I went with Dusty Rose for the Pure Velvet Cream Blusher in the white hexagon. Very difficult since there were a lot of pretty blush shades to choose from.

new H&M beauty department makeup nail polish hm

I simply had to try a lippy as well and picked the Lip Colour- To-Go in Bonne Vivante for €5.99. I really wanted to pick up an amazing moss green eye shadow I had seen online, but this was unfortunately out of stock so I went for the safer bronze Shitake in stead (surprise there, another neutral brown eye shadow) for €5.99. I also purchased my first ever gel eyeliner: the Drama Cream Eyeliner in Pitch Black which set me back €7.99.

new H&M beauty department makeup nail polish hm

Finally the nail polish beckoned and there are some absolutely amazing shades in the collection for €4.99 a bottle. I ended up choosing purple Byzantium and blue Faded Myrtle. Let’s see how these last on my nails.

new H&M beauty department makeup nail polish hm

Overall, quite a varied bunch of products at decent prices that I cannot wait to try out. I love budget beauty, but usually find the packaging is a little disappointing in comparison to the higher end brands. This collection truly looks the part, but let’s see if the quality matches.


H&M is een van mijn favoriete winkels voor basics en accessoires, maar de recente introductie van de Beauty Department betekend dat ik er nu ook langs moet voor make-up en nagellak. De hele H&M beauty collectie is veranderd en opnieuw verpakt en het resultaat is helemaal geweldig.

new H&M beauty department makeup nail polish hm

De collectie bevat make-up, lichaams- en haarverzorgingsproducten en beauty accessoires. Ik kocht een aantal verschillende goodies (met name make-up) omdat ik de geweldige kleurkeuze en mooie verpakkingen niet kon weerstaan. Ik zal jullie hier laten zien wat ik gekocht heb als een introductie voor de collectie, de volledige reviews met swatches kun je de komende tijd verwachten.

new H&M beauty department makeup nail polish

Laten we beginnen met het enige niet make-up product dat ik kocht: de Get a Grip Dry Hairspray. Ik koos voor de handtas versie die 50 ml bevat en €3.99 kost. Het belooft maximale kracht, glans en volume…we gaan het zien.

new H&M beauty department makeup nail polish hm

De mooiste items uit de hele collectie wat betreft de verpakking zijn de blushes in de zeshoekige compacts. Deze zien er echt zoveel duurder uit dan €7.99 per stuk. De  Pure Radiance Powder Blusher in de zwarte verpakking heeft de kleur apricot: een zachte perziktint. Na lang denken koos ik voor de kleur Dusty Rose van de Pure Velvet Cream Blusher in de witte zeshoek. Heel lastig kiezen want er waren een hoop mooie blush tinten om uit te kiezen.

new H&M beauty department makeup nail polish hm

Ik wilde erg graag een lipproduct proberen en koos de Lip Colour- To-Go in Bonne Vivante voor €5.99. Ik was online verliefd geworden op een mosgroene oogschaduw, maar die was helaas niet op voorraad dus ging ik voor de veilige bronskleur Shitake (verrassing, nog een neutrale bruine oog schaduw) voor €5.99. Ik kocht ook mijn eerste gel eyeliner: de Drama Cream Eyeliner in Pitch Black voor €7.99.

new H&M beauty department makeup nail polish hm

Als laatste de nagellak: er zijn echt een hele berg geweldige kleuren in de collectie en ze kosten €4.99 per flesje. Ik koos uiteindelijk voor de paarse Byzantium en blauwe Faded Myrtle. Eens kijken hoe deze het doen op mijn nagels.

new H&M beauty department makeup nail polish hm

Alles bij elkaar dus een heel gevarieerd aantal producten met betaalbare prijzen. Ik ben dol op budget make-up maar de verpakking is vaak heel teleurstellend in vergelijking met de duurdere merken. Deze collectie ziet er echt adembenemend uit, nu nog zien hoe de kwaliteit is.